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Death investigation underway in Pittsburg

Officers find man in car with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Police in Pittsburg are investigating a death.

On Sunday night, Dec. 18,  at approximately 7:35 PM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, along with first responder units from the Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS, were dispatched to the 700 block of N. Broadway St. in Pittsburg.

A call received by the Police Department was in reference to a report of an unresponsive person being located in a vehicle on a parking lot located along the west side of that block.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 32-year-old male subject in the vehicle, who sustained what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There were no indications of foul play, and a firearm was found in the vehicle.

The Crawford County Coroner’s Office was contacted for assistance, and the body was sent to Kansas City for autopsy.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time.

Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477).

Callers may remain anonymous.

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